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On May 30, 1980.

On May 30, 1980, “Jet” label released “G-Force”, the fourth Gary Moore album. It was recorded December 1979 – January 1980. At “Cherokee Studios” in Hollywood, “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Gary Moore, Mark Nauseef, Willie Dee and Tony Newton.

Personnel:

  • Gary Moore– lead and backing vocals, guitars, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Willie Dee – lead and backing vocals, bass, keyboards, Korgbass synthesizer
  • Tony Newton– bass guitar, string arrangements
  • Mark Nauseef– drums, percussion, percussion syntesiszer
  • Joachim Kuhn– additional keyboards
  • Tom Scott– saxophone, string arrangements
  • Thee Ox – marimba
  • Mack, Mark Sackett, Tom La Tondre – engineers
  • Dennis Mackay – remixing
  • Moshe Brakha – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Moore, except where noted.

  1. You
  2. White Knuckles / Rockin’ and Rollin’ – Gary Moore, Mark Nauseef
  3. She’s Got You – Gary Moore, Mark Nauseef
  4. I Look at You
  5. Because of Your Love – Tony Newton, Willie Dee, Duane Hitchings
  6. You Kissed Me Sweetly – Gary Moore, Tony Newton, Willie Dee
  7. Hot Gossip
  8. The Woman’s in Love
  9. Dancin’ – Gary Moore, Mark Nauseef, Tony Newton, Willie Dee

On March 29, 1982.

On March 29, 1982, “Atlantic” label released “Angst in My Pants”, the eleventh Sparks studio album. It was recorded in 1981 at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, Germany, and was produced by Mack.

Personnel:

  • Russell Mael- vocals
  • Ron Mael- keyboards, synthesizers, cover concept
  • Leslie Bohem- bass guitar, additional background vocals
  • Bob Haag – guitar, additional background vocals
  • David Kendrick – drums
  • James Goodwin – synthesizers
  • Mack- production, engineering, synthesizer programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Ron Mael and Russell Mael.

  1. Angst in My Pants
  2. I Predict
  3. Sextown U.S.A.
  4. Sherlock Holmes
  5. Nicotina
  6. Mickey Mouse
  7. Moustache
  8. Instant Weight Loss
  9. Tarzan and Jane
  10. The Decline and Fall of Me
  11. Eaten by the Monster of Love

On March 19, 1982.

On March 19, 1982, “CBS” label released “Batteries Not Included”, the fourth and final After the Fire album. It was recorded in 1981, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Mack.

Personnel:

  • Andy Piercy – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Peter Banks – keyboards
  • John Russell – guitar
  • Pete King – drums

All tracks by Andy Piercy and Peter Banks, except where noted.

  1. Short Change
  2. Frozen Rivers
  3. Sometimes – Andy Piercy, Peter Banks, John Russell
  4. Sailing Ship
  5. I Don’t Understand Your Love
  6. The Stranger
  7. Rich Boys
  8. Carry Me Home
  9. Dancing in the Shadows
  10. Space Walking
  11. Gina
  12. Stuck in Paris (Nowhere To Go)
  13. Bright Lights

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Jet” label released “Time”, the ninth ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, Germany, and “Polar Studios” in Stockholm, Sweden, and was produced by Jeff Lynne. The album was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lynne– lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, piano, synthesizers, vocoder
  • Bev Bevan– drums, percussion
  • Richard Tandy– acoustic and electric pianos, synthesizers, vocoder, guitars
  • Kelly Groucutt– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Bottrell– engineer
  • Mack– engineer
  • Strings conducted by Rainer Pietsch

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lynne.

  1. Prologue
  2. Twilight
  3. Yours Truly 2095
  4. Ticket to the Moon
  5. The Way Life’s Meant to Be
  6. Another Heart Breaks
  7. Rain is Falling
  8. From the End of the World
  9. The Lights Go Down
  10. Here Is the News
  11. 21st Century Man
  12. Hold on Tight
  13. Epilogue

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “RCA” label released “Whomp That Sucker”, the tenth Sparks album. T was recorded in 1980, at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Mack.

Personnel:

  • Russell Mael- vocals, guitar
  • Ron Mael- keyboards and synthesizers
  • Bob Haag – guitar and additional background vocals
  • Leslie Bohem- bass guitar and additional background vocals
  • David Kendrick – drums
  • Mack- synthesizer programming, production and engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Ron Mael and Russell Mael.

  1. Tips for Teens
  2. Funny Face’
  3. Where’s My Girl
  4. Upstairs
  5. I Married a Martian
  6. The Willys
  7. Don’t Shoot Me
  8. Suzie Safety
  9. That’s Not Nastassia
  10. Wacky Women

On October 3, 1977.

out_of_the_blue

On October 3, 1977, “Jet” label released “Out of the Blue” the seventh Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) studio album. It was recorded May – August 1977, at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Jeff Lynne. Originally released as double album it became one of band’s most commercially successful albums, selling more than 10 million copies worldwide. It was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lynne– lead & backing vocals, lead, rhythm & slide guitars, Wurlitzer electric piano, Minimoog
  • Bev Bevan– drums , Rototoms, cymbals, drumsticks,  drumheads,  gong, percussion, backing vocals, fire extinguisher
  • Richard Tandy– piano, electric piano, ARP 2600, Minimoog, Polymoog, ARP Omni, ARP Odyssey, clavinet, SLM Concert Spectrum, Mellotron , sequencers,  electric guitar
  • Kelly Groucutt– co-lead vocals, backing vocals, bass guitar, percussion
  • Mik Kaminski– violin
  • Hugh McDowell– cello
  • Melvyn Gale– cello, jangle
  • Mack– engineer
  • Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy and Louis Clark– Orchestral and choral arrangements
  • Orchestra conducted by Louis Clark

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lynne.

  1. Turn to Stone
  2. It’s Over
  3. Sweet Talkin’ Woman
  4. Across the Border
  5. Night in the City
  6. Starlight
  7. Jungle
  8. Believe Me Now
  9. Steppin’ Out
  10. Standin’ in the Rain
  11. Big Wheels
  12. Summer and Lightning
  13. Blue Sky
  14. Sweet Is the Night
  15. The Whale
  16. Birmingham Blues
  17. Wild West Hero

 

On June 30, 1980.

Queen_The_Game

On June 30, 1980, “EMI” label released “The Game”, the eighth Queen studio album. It was recorded June – July 1979, February – May 1980, at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Mack, Freddie mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”, and became the best sold Queen album in the US.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Mercury– lead and backing vocals, piano, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Brian May– electric, acoustic and twelve-string guitars, lead and backing vocals , piano, keyboards
  • Roger Taylor– drums, electronic drums, lead and backing vocals, electric guitar, keyboards
  • John Deacon– bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitar, piano
  • Reinhold Mack– keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Play the Game – Freddie Mercury
  2. Dragon Attack – Brian May
  3. Another One Bites the Dust – John Deacon
  4. Need Your Love Tonight – John Deacon
  5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Freddie Mercury
  6. Rock It (Prime Jive) – Roger Taylor
  7. Don’t Try Suicide – Freddie Mercury
  8. Sail Away Sweet Sister – Brian May
  9. Coming Soon – Roger Taylor
  10. Save Me – Brian May

 

On June 2, 1986.

Queen_A_Kind_Of_Magic

On June 2, 1986, “EMI” label released “A Kind of Magic”, the twelfth Queen studio album. It was recorded September 1985 – April 1986, at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, “Mountain Studios” in Montreux and “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor,  Mack and David Richards. The album is based on the soundtrack of the movie “Highlander”, directed by Russell Mulcahy. In the 1994 edition of “The Guinness All Time Top 1000 Albums” the album was ranked at number 171 in its “All-time Greatest Rock and Pop Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Mercury- lead and backing vocals,  piano, synthesizers,  sampler
  • Brian May- lead and backing vocals, electric guitars, keyboards,  programming
  • Roger Taylor- drums, electronic drums, keyboards, backing vocals, programming
  • John Deacon- bass guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, sampler, programming
  • Spike Edney- keyboards
  • Joan Armatrading- vocals
  • Steve Gregory- alto saxophone
  • String section arranged and conducted by Lynton Naiff
  • National Philharmonic Orchestra arranged by Michael Kamen and Brian May and conducted by Michael Kamen
  • Roger Chiasson –album cover

Track listing:

  1. One Vision – Roger Taylor
  2. A Kind of Magic – Roger Taylor
  3. One Year of Love – John Deacon
  4. Pain is So Close to Pleasure – John Deacon, Freddie Mercury
  5. Friends Will Be Friends – John Deacon, Freddie Mercury
  6. Who Wants to Live Forever – Brian May
  7. Gimme the Prize (Kurgan’s Theme) – Brian May
  8. Don’t Lose Your Head – Brian May
  9. Princes of the Universe – Freddie Mercury

 

On April 29, 1985.

Freddie_Mercury_Mr._Bad_Guy

On April 29, 1985, “Columbia” label released “Mr. Bad Guy”, the first Freddie Mercury solo album. It was recorded 1983 – January 1985 at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Mack and Freddie Mercury.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Mercury– vocals, piano, synthesiser
  • Fred Mandel– additional piano, synthesiser, guitar
  • Paul Vincent – lead guitar
  • Curt Cress– drums
  • Stephan Wissnet – bass guitar
  • Jo Burt– fretless bass on
  • Rainer Pietsch – arrangements
  • Mackand Stephan Wissnet – Fairlight CMI, drum programming
  • Mack, assisted by Stephan Wissnet – engineering
  • The Artful Dodger – artwork
  • Sawa – photographs

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Mercury.

  1. Let’s Turn It On
  2. Made in heaven
  3. I Was Born to Love You
  4. Foolin’ Around
  5. Your Kind of Lover
  6. Bad Guy
  7. Man Made Paradise
  8. There Must Be More to Life Than This
  9. Living on My Own
  10. My Love Is Dangerous
  11. Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow